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Marianne Bellesorte - October 2017
Marianne Bellesorte, Vice President of Advocacy for PathWays PA, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, while she was pregnant with her son. The news was devastating, but Bellesorte notes the news could have been worse had she not had a supportive workplace.
Nationally, thousands of men and women face cancer without the support from their workplaces. Specifically, low-income women suffer the most, as they are the least likely to have the flexibility to take time off for appointments or to have long-term paid time to recover. Unfortunately, these are also the individuals who need that income the most.
While Bellesorte recognizes she was 'lucky' to be able to take the time off of work and still keep her job, but she is also aware that many are not so lucky, and more importantly, keeping your job during a health crisis should not depend on luck.
To read more about Bellesorte's story, click here.
Original source: time.com